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Turning Corners

Community Football in

This community football project in Thurrock offers inclusive football for adults of all ages and abilities. It welcomes people who have experienced or are experiencing substance misuse, poor mental health or social exclusion.

The growth of Turning Corners has been organic, building through word of mouth and by friends bringing friends to the sessions.


Group 1
Who it is for?
Adults wanting to make positive changes to their life.
Goal 1
Prime objective:
to show participants they can overcome challenges.
Goal 2
Second objective:
to get more people active in Thurrock.
Turning Corners Group
regular participants
participants were male
of participants were inactive
I believe that I can use the power of football to bring guys together for a kick around and provide a forum for people to connect, get some exercise and feel a part of something. Turning Corners is a vision I have had for years. I observed my friend go from substance misuse to turning his life around. He inspired and encouraged me to find recovery myself and meet new people.
Chris Shields, Project Lead